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Officer Ernesto Rascon | Anthony Police Department, Texas Anthony Police Department, Texas


Ernesto Rascon

Anthony Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, June 27, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years

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Officer Rascon was shot and killed with his own service revolver after responding to a residential burglary call. When he arrived at the scene he began to struggle with the suspect, who was able to gain control of Officer Rascon's weapon and shoot him.

The suspect was charged with Officer Rascon's murder and sentenced to only 5 years.

Officer Rascon had previously served with the Anthony Police Department. He was survived by his parents.

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I was 3 yrs. old when you died. My Dad never stopped talking about you and the good times you had together. Sadly, after 38 yrs. as a police officer, David A. Lay Sr. passed away on May 6, 2007. God Bless all the police officers who put their lives on the line.

David A. Lay Jr.
Son of David A. Lay Sr. & Father of David A. Lay lll
December 10, 2016


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